Friday, August 3, 2018

Called To Protect

Wow, this book is chock full of exciting moments and it is a suspenseful ride from the get-go. I enjoyed getting to know Chloe a little better and Blake and Rachel were great additions to this series. The mystery/suspense part of the plot flowed well an kept me invested throughout the book. Another winner for Lynette Eason!!

I received this book from the publisher and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Barefoot Brides Collection

This was a cute collection of stories. The premise was interesting. My favorites were Barefoot Hearts and Lady Slippers. All the stories were sweet short reads full of romance and likable characters. An enjoyable collection of historical stories.

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Hope of Azure Springs

This is an excellent read by debut author Rachel Fordham. I thoroughly enjoyed the book from it's great characters to the suspenseful moments to the absolutely lovely ending that made me smile and shed a tear or two. The ending was perfect!  It was a nice, easy read that I read in less than 24 hours and it kept me engrossed from beginning to end. It has a great message in that losing people you love doesn't mean you have nothing left to live for, but that you need to live for them and the ones we lose never truly leave us. The book does have some sad moments but the takeaway is love is stronger then anything, even death. I will definitely read this author again!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

All We Ever Wanted

This was a difficult book to read in some aspects. With the storyline of this book Emily weaves a compelling story told from 3 different points of view about an issue that unfortunately has become sort of commonplace in today's society. It is extremely well written and when you add in one of the viewpoints is a 16 year old girl, another her single parent father and the 3rd the mother of the boy accused of taking and distributing explicit photos of the girl, Emily has crafted an explosive story. My personal preferences generally veer to a "happier" story or a mystery, so while this won't go down as a favorite book for me, I did enjoy it. It did take me little longer to read because I had to take breaks from it but I am glad I stuck with it and finished.

I received this book through NetGalley and was not required to post a review. All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

Wow! This book was absolutely enthralling. I was torn between wanting it to end so I knew the answer to the mysteries and wanting more of the story. I couldn't put it down! It had a couple of jaw dropping moments for me (which is unusual!) and the way Jamie Jo wove this story was so exciting and mesmerizing. She pens unusual stories and they draw the reader in and they don't let go! This story was fascinating, enjoyable, and perfect for listening while I was in the car. I can not recommend this story enough if you like a great mystery...and it's bonus because it has two in two different times entertwined!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Welcome To Wishing Bridge

This was an absolutely charming book! I picked this up at the library because I loved the cover and the story intrigued me. I had never heard of it before spotting it on the new books shelf at the library. I am so glad I did! This one is not to be missed! I adored the town of Wishing Bridge. What an adorable setting! The characters were relatable and likable and I can’t wait for further stories about them. The story itself kept me entertained and made me smile throughout. It’s simply put, a nearly perfect book and is one of my top reads for 2018, hands down. I bought a copy for my keeper shelf!

Vanished In The Night

This was a quick, exciting read that I read on a relaxing Saturday afternoon. The mystery kept me guessing with several twists and turns and held my attention fairly well. It started off with a very exciting opening scene and it didn't let up once....glad my birthing experiences were much calmer than Kaylee's!! LOL! Another fun Lynette Eason read!